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Steve Spurrier's Grandson, A QB Recruit, Announces College Commitment

A closeup of Steve Spurrier wearing a visor on South Carolina's sideline.

ATHENS, GA - SEPTEMBER 12: Head coach Steve Spurrier of the South Carolina Gamecocks against the Georgia Bulldogs at Sanford Stadium on September 12, 2009 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The grandson of legendary college football coach Steve Spurrier will be playing for a major program in 2019.

Spurrier's grandson, Gavin Spurrier, announced on Saturday where he'll be playing his college football.

Gavin's father, Steve Spurrier, Jr., played wide receiver at Duke. The quarterback recruit will be following in his father's footsteps.

From The News & Observer:

Gavin Spurrier, grandson of former Duke coach Steve Spurrier and son of former Duke wide receiver Steve Spurrier, Jr., said Saturday he’s coming to Duke next summer.

A senior quarterback at South Warren High School in Bowling Green. Ky., Gavin Spurrier plans to join Duke as a non-scholarship walk-on. His father took the same path when he joined the Blue Devils before earning a scholarship. Steve Spurrier, Jr., lettered at Duke in 1992 and 1993, catching 24 passes for 299 yards.

Steve Spurrier, the 1966 Heisman Trophy winning quarterback at Florida, was Duke’s head coach from 1987-89. Duke went 8-4 overall and 6-1 in the ACC to share the league championship with Virginia in 1989, Spurrier’s final season before he left to coach Florida. After coaching in college at Duke, Florida and South Carolina, in addition to the NFL’s Washington Redskins, Steve Spurrier now coaches Orlando’s entry in the new Alliance of American Football.

Gavin Spurrier announced his decision on Twitter:

Congrats, Gavin.